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For more than a decade, many in the moving industry and companies planning a move have come to rely on officemoves.com as a steadfast source of best practices. We advocate, and through the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®), teach:

Minimizing the risk of damage to walls, floors, doors and elevators during your move. IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn the best practice methods for installing extensive building protection.

Minimizing the risk of damage to furniture and computers during your move. IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn the best-practice methods for wrapping every monitor, printer, CPU, server, and copier with two layers of anti-static bubble wrap (with the bubbles facing the bubbles) instead of pad-wrapping computers with filthy furniture pads.

Timing is of the essence on your office move. If your mover doesn’t finish the job on time, it can cost your company thousands of dollars of nonproductive downtime. IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn an estimating formula that’s based upon man-hours instead of the unreliable method typically used on household moves that's based on weight.

The IOMI® proprietary estimating formula is uncannily accurate because it factors in not only volume but the unique logistics of both the building you're moving from and to.
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“IOMI® Helps CDM360 Ensure “Relentlessly Boring, Uneventful Corporate Moving”

December 3, 2016, Houston, Texas -- CDM360 is a workplace technologies firm that excels in tracking and managing clients’ assets in real time, relocating data networks, designing and installing furniture, selling several different brands of furniture, and project management. They also specialize in corporate moving projects, and in true Texas style, the Houston-based firm boasts “relentlessly boring, uneventful, drama-free corporate moving.” 

But in addition to earning a stellar reputation with their clients, CDM360 wanted to become the premier office mover in Houston. So they called the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®)—the world’s only university of office moving.

In early December 2016, CDM360 principals Rob Clark, Sherie Duncan and Peter Morris brought in IOMI® to teach their employees the best practice methods that the firm has developed and used to train and certify thousands of office move personnel around the globe.

 

IOMI® conducted a three-day office moving seminar on-site, covering topics ranging from estimating jobs accurately to ensuring that their moves finished on time for the price quoted, with a minimum risk of damage to their clients’ furniture.

CDM360 also enrolled in IOMI®’s online office moving seminar for an entire year so they could train their new hires to handle their projected growth. As a result, the team is poised to make the most of their IOMI® investment, according to IOMI® instructor Ed Katz.

“CDM360 is one of the sharpest and best group of students I have ever trained,” said Katz. “I applaud Rob, Sherie and Peter for their leadership; they are willing to invest in the kind of education that will move CDM360 to the next level,” he added.

As Texas native and National Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan once said,  “My job is to give my team a chance to win.”  That’s what CDM360 is doing with its commitment to long-term training with IOMI®!



From the classroom into the truck—crew members got hands-on training learning the IOMI® floating method of keeping the furniture on the dolly on the floor of the truck.

Rob Clark, partner, standing next to some of their hundreds of sheets of Polynite®—the best method for protecting floors from being damaged.

CDM360 uses Mat-A-Doors® to protect main building entrance doors, reception room doors and elevator entrances from being damaged.

 

Left to right: Peter Morris and Sherie Duncan, partners of CDM360

Left to right: Rob Clark, partner, Javier Sandoval, Commercial & Warehouse Supervisor, John Hodges, Commercial Supervisor, and Dawn Hammer, M/A/C’s Project Manager

Rob Clark, partner, standing next to (and in front of) two of their fleet of trucks


Javier Sandoval, Commercial & Warehouse Supervisor, learning the IOMI® estimating formula


Fabian Guerra, FF&E Project Manager


Left to right: Sherie Duncan, partner, Rob Clark, partner, Peter Morris, partner, and Ed Katz, IOMI® instructor

Here are some testimonials from CDM360 employees who attended the training:

Fabian Guerra, FF&E Project Manager at CDM360
Coming from FF&E design and logistics, I never understood the depth or complexity to commercial office moving.  Because of IOMI®, now I see it; now I know how to make it profitable, simple and SAFE!

Geo Austin, FF&E Project Manager at CDM360
Being an Interiors professional, I normally wouldn’t see or understand the critical value and benefits of a great move team.  IOMI® improves my vision and allows me to now better serve our clients and my projects using their simple and effective standards.  It just makes so much sense.

Dawn M. Hammer, M/A/C’s Project Manager at CDM360
I have lived, breathed and worked in commercial office moving for 20 years.  This course and its methods are beyond brilliant.  This changes everything…for the better.

Teylee Rodriguez, Administrative/Operations at CDM360
I had no clue what office moves were and how they really worked for the client. Now, I can estimate and plan them effectively.

Scott Davis, IP Engineer/Network Consultant at CDM360
I live and work in the Enterprise Information Technology world.  Normally I am not a fan of any rank-and-file movers.  Because of IOMI® and the way we work, they are now my allies and my colleagues.

John Hodges, Commercial Supervisor, serving CDM360
I never understood how estimating and operations worked. It seemed to be hit or miss sometimes.  But now, we are all on the same page!

Javier Sandoval, Commercial & Warehouse Supervisor, serving CDM360
This is my second class with IOMI…it has changed us and made us even better in less than a month!

Rob M. Clark, partner at CDM360
This was my 4th class, and Ed’s lessons and wisdom continue to reveal better, smarter ways to provide service to the market within the IOMI model of excellence.  We never stop learning or improving.

Sherie L. Duncan, partner at CDM360
We have always believed that CDM360 has been above the rest.  The IOMI model changes and improves everything we do, which reduces costs, improves service and sets us even further apart from our competitors.

Peter M. Morris, partner at CDM360
IOMI blew away my expectations.  Ed Katz is a genius. This model works; it improves and standardizes everything.



Teylee Rodriguez, Admin/Ops

Why hire an IOMI®
Certified Office Mover®?

1. On time for the price quoted

One of the biggest complaints about movers is that they often badly underestimate the cost of a move and then don't finish on time. An International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®)-trained mover learns a formula for accurately estimating cost. By calculating the number of trucks and movers for how long, IOMI® Certified Office Movers® can base estimates on man-hours, volume, and logistics, and not weight, which household movers typically use when quoting an office move. As a result, the chances of a move completing on time for the price quoted is greatly improved.

2. Minimize risk of damage

IOMI® Certified Office Movers® learn the latest techniques to minimize risk of damage to furniture and computers, and are trained in extensive building protection to minimize risk of damage to carpet, walls, doors, and door jambs.

3. Minimize downtime

There is a better way! IOMI® Certified Office Movers® understand that their customers can't afford to shut down operations during a move, and are trained in techniques to keep client employees working. Many IOMI® graduates offer the "boxless" move -- moving the contents in the furniture instead of the contents and the furniture.

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